Mostly Morgan is One + How I’m Celebrating!

I have exciting news – Mostly Morgan is officially one year old! That’s right, I have been blogging here for an entire year and I couldn’t be happier! You guys reading my blog and sending me messages are some of the most fantastic people I’ve ever met (even if it is virtually) and I couldn’t be more grateful to have all of you in my life right now. (Yes, I’m being cheesy. Cheesy and sincere.)

If you didn’t already know, I started this blog in my dorm room a year ago today. Every one of the ‘close’ friends I had at the time were  either out partying or busy in some other sense, and that night in particular I felt more alone than I had all year. I had taken to reading blogs (College Info  Geek was my favorite) and whenever I had commented on someone’s blog I always got such a warm response. From the outside looking in, it seemed like bloggers had such a fantastic community and I wanted in on it. I sat down at my desk and started on what has come to be the most fantastic adventure of my life.

This was my first ever blogging space! The view is a bit different now, but this picture brings back good memories!

This is where it all started!

If you would have told me that night that I would be where I am now – I would never have believed you. Blogging is now my ‘job’, half of my best friends are bloggers who I’ve never met in person but love dearly, and this whole experience has cause my confidence to skyrocket. I am a different person than I was a year ago for many reasons, but this blog has been the biggest contributing factor.

So how am I going to celebrate?

Two ways! First my boyfriend and I are going to our favorite Cajun-Creole Cuisine restaurant for dinner. I love their drunken chicken! It’s not much, but it’s just a little something to mark that today is just a bit more special than your average Wednesday. The next is probably a bit more exciting for you guys – I started a YouTube Channel!

I’ve actually had this channel for quite some time – I even had a few videos I shot to supplement blog posts up (I took most of them down for the time being – they aren’t any good!) but I am now going to start posting consistently and try to get my foot in the door there, too! I wanted to start posting because I feel like you’ll all be able to get a better sense of who I am through video rather than writing. And based on the first video, you’ll quickly realize that I tend to be very awkward! I’m hoping making videos will help with that! So if you want to head over and check that out it would mean the world to me!

Thanks for stopping by and sticking around – you guys are the absolute best!


  • AHHHH! Youtube! I love it!!!! OMG I’m so excited to watch you on YouTube AND read your writing.

  • Congrats on 1 year! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your YouTube channel!

    • Thank you, Megan!!! I am very excited about it 🙂

  • Congrats on one year of blogging!!! Can’t wait to see where your YouTube channel goes, I look forward to watching your videos!


    • Thanks so much, Colleen! You’re too nice!

  • Congrats, what a great accomplishment, all while balancing the stress of college. So glad to see some Illini success!

    • Thank you so much, Amanda! You are so nice 🙂 And cheers to Illini success!!!

  • Morgan,

    Congrats on the one-year achievement! Seriously, what you’ve been able to build during that time is astonishing. The way you write and market your work makes it seem like you’ve been doing this for far longer.

    I’m excited to see what you create on your YouTube channel! I actually like doing videos better than writing these days, and I think there’s a need for more quality content focused on college. Keep it up!

    • Thanks a ton, Thomas! And thanks for running such a fantastic blog in the first place, motivating me to follow suit!

      I am super excited about YouTube! I’m still working out the kinks as far as editing goes, but I’m excited to get to a place that I’m happy with. Off to check out your videos now 🙂

  • Congratulations on your Blog-versary Morgan 😀 I recently found your blog through pinterest and I have fallen completely in love! Wishing you many more years of blogging bliss ♥

    • Thank you so much, Christal! That means so much to me, you are far too sweet!